Labor News

  1. The Water Research Foundation Seeks Nominations For The 19th Annual Paul L. Busch Award

    The Paul L. Busch Award recognizes an individual for innovative research in the field of water quality and the water environment, with a special focus on those who show promise and make significant contributions in bridging research and its practical application.

  2. United Rentals Helps Contractors Advance Trench Safety Through Training

    Trench and excavation work represent some of the most dangerous jobs in the construction industry. Maintaining up-to-date training on safety regulations and equipment solutions is essential to not only keeping employees safe but also leads to improved project productivity.

  3. Illinois American Water Engineer Chosen For Water Environment Federation’s Water Leadership Institute

    Illinois American Water’s Padma Paan is one of only 54 individuals accepted into the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) Water Leadership Institute (WLI).

  4. Young Professionals Urge The Next Generation To Share Their Vision For Infrastructure

    The National Infrastructure Commission’s Young Professionals Panel (YPP) today invite young people to share their vision for the future of infrastructure in the UK, as they mark one year on from their establishment.

  5. One Solution For Wastewater Brain Drain? Increase Pay

    Of the many challenges faced by the wastewater treatment industry today, perhaps none are more acute than the threat of “brain drain” — the loss of institutional knowledge that comes from one generation of wastewater professionals retiring without enough of a workforce entering the field to replace it. While there are a number of potential solutions to this problem being explored, two neighboring Ohio communities believe it may all come down to wages and education.

  6. National Compassion Fund And Mueller Water Products Announce The Dunham Fund Matching Grant For Aurora/Pratt Survivors’ Fund

    The Dunham Fund, the largest private foundation in the Aurora, Illinois area – announced it will be honoring victims, their families and employees affected by the February 15 shooting at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois, by matching $1 for $1 up to $100,000 of new donations made to the Aurora/Pratt Survivors’ Fund, administered by the National Compassion Fund. The new donation period for matching gifts began at 5 p.m. CST on March 12, 2019 and will end at either the close of the campaign or upon reaching $100,000.

  7. Tacoma Utility Worker Gets Six-Figure Settlement In 'Bro Culture' Case

    A city in Washington State has agreed to settle a lawsuit with a former employee who accused its public utility of encouraging a workplace hostile to women.

  8. Hollister Wastewater Plant Recognized For Commitment To Safety

    The Hollister Water Reclamation Facility, which is operated and maintained by Veolia North America, has been recognized with the Safety Plant of the Year Award by the Monterey Bay section of the California Water Environment Association for its commitment to ensuring the plant is operated safely for both employees and the community.

  9. Clean Water Funding Investment Bill Introduced In Congress

    The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) joins other major clean water organizations in supporting the bipartisan introduction of the Water Quality Protection and Jobs Creation Act of 2019.

  10. American Water Earns Four 'Military Friendly Employer' Designations For 2019

    American Water, the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, announced recently that it has earned four 2019 Military Friendly Employer designations by VIQTORY, a military-focused marketing and publishing company.